Joseph E.R. Martineau
AUGUSTA -- Joseph E.R. Martineau, 83, formerly of Rumford, died on September 8, 2011 at the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta.
He was born in Rumford on November 11, 1927, a son of Joseph P. and Blanche (Boivin) Martineau. Joseph was educated in Rumford schools and received an honorary diploma from Mountain Valley High School in 2004.
He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired from the Navy reserves after 27 years of service.
Joseph was employed for over 20 years as a diesel mechanic for the Maine Department of Transportation. He was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior.
Joseph was a member of the American Legion and a member of the V.F.W. He enjoyed fishing, boating, working on his house, and working on engines. Joseph also loved going out to eat and especially enjoyed dessert.
Surviving is his son, Dennis G. Martineau of Auburn; brothers, Raymond Martineau of Scarborough, Donald Martineau and wife, Janice Clifton of Richmond, VA, Marcel Martineau and wife, Nila of Rumford, Eugene Martineau and wife, Rosemary of Dunnellon; sisters, Jeannette Knox of Dixfield, Irene Sinclair of Mexico, Rita Girardin of Dixfield, Yvette LeBlanc and husband, Leroy of Dixfield, Joanne Morin and husband, Dick of Standish; and granddaughter, Kristian M. Martineau.
He was predeceased by his parents; wife Geraldine, in 1999; and a sister, Pauline Blanchard.
Visiting Hours will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at S.G. Thibault Funeral Home, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford, with visitation by the American Legion and the VFW at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Parish of the Holy Savior. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joseph’s memory may be made to the Residents Activity Fund at the Maine Veterans Home, 310 Cony Rd., Augusta, ME 04330.